Issue: 347                          
November 15, 2018 
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Today is Give to the Max Day!

Just about anyone living in MN knows that today is Give to the Max Day! We are all being showered with emails and phone calls from the multitude of non-profit organizations in MN asking us to donate. Through this flurry of Give to the Max communication, please take a final moment to reflect on why you should donate to TCGIS and why your financial contribution to TCGIS is so critical to your child's education!  You can easily donate via Square ( https://squareup.com/store/tcgis ) on our website or by bringing a check to our office. The latter is the fee-free way to donate and lets every dollar of your donation land at the school.
Date of District 10 Meetings CHANGED

District 10 Land Use changed to Wednesday, 12/5/2018 at 7:00pm at the Streetcar Station. This is the meeting we need ALL D-10 residents to attend and support the school's variances. Any D-10 resident can vote at the land use meeting, so please show up to show your support!

Additionally, the District 10 Community Council meeting changed to Tuesday, 12/18/2018 at 7:00pm at the Streetcar Station. Anyone can attend this meeting. We hope you can join us and show your support!

Please note that the changing dates are due to the timing of future meetings with the city of St. Paul. We appreciate your respect of district council representatives as they are volunteers trying to help TCGIS navigate the city's processes.
Exploration of New TCGIS High School Pathway in Western Metro 

We are excited to announce that  we are exploring another high school pathway for TCGIS grads (in addition to St Paul Central) to serve families in the western metro. We're working on an agreement with St Louis Park High School that would be similar to what is currently offered by St Paul Central - a program exclusively for TCGIS grads tailored to their advanced level of German. Our goal would be to have this option available for the 2019/2020 academic year.  If you live or work in the western metro this may be an attractive option for you!

We need your input! To make this a viable option for St Louis Park HS, we need to provide them with data on number of students who would take advantage of this option.  If you are at all interested in this option please take this survey by December 1. 

For more information on St Louis Park HS and their excellent German program please click here. For more information on this option contact Dianne Bell at 612-554-1332 or dbell@tcgis.org.  
Kinderclub Closing Early Tomorrow!

This is a friendly reminder that due to the annual St. Martin's Day celebration at TCGIS on Friday, November 16, Kinderclub will close at 4:30pm. 
Martinstag Updates & Capstone Bake Sale

K-3rd graders should bring home their lanterns on Friday- please bring them to the celebration, along with a battery light and stick to use as a handle, if desired.  Battery tea lights will also be for sale before the performance for $.50 if you don't have one.

Capstone students and their families will host a bake sale from 4:30-6:30 p.m. during the St. Martinstag event at TCGIS tomorrow evening. In addition to brownies, cookies and cupcakes, there will also be coffee, bottled water and juice boxes for sale. Items will sell for $1-$2, cash only (small bills appreciated). 
Cold Weather Recess Information

Brr - it's cold out! Please click here to read up on our cold weather recess information.

Additionally, please help your child remember to wear/bring to school appropriate outdoor clothing (coat, gloves, hat, scarf, snow pants, boots) so that they can enjoy the fresh air outside while staying warm! And PLEASE be sure everything is labelled with the student name. If students do not have proper recess attire, they will not be allowed outside. 
Reminder: Order Window for Lunches/Milk and Kinderclub Closes Sunday, November 18!

Don't forget to place your order for December! Please log on to our online store website   Boonli  to place your child's Kinderclub and School Lunch/Milk  order. Please make sure to check out your cart to successfully place an order.   

All orders must be submitted by midnight on Sunday, 11/18.

For any questions regarding our online store website (e.g. forgotten username/password, payment questions, etc.), please contact us at ordering@tcgis.org .
Intern Program: We Need ONE Host Family for Spring

This school year, TCGIS is welcoming at total of 24 interns from German speaking countries who will assist our teachers in the K-8 classrooms. We are still looking for ONE host family for the spring semester (January-June), offering your family an opportunity for greater language learning and cultural exchange.  Please email Katharina Schirg ( kschirg@tcgis.org ) for more information.
Buy a Beautiful MN Scarf from Frau Carroll and Support TCGIS

Are you a fan of the north shore? Frau Carroll's scarf design was inspired by the endless beauty one encounters when you head "up north." The pullover unisex scarf has a two layers of fleece and blocks the wind quite well when you are out in the elements. By german standards, it fulfills all the criteria to be a good product: functions well, made well and out of quality material.

We are selling 50 scarves total @ $25.00 per scarf. $5 of every scarf sale goes to support international programs at TCGIS. You can pick up a scarf at the Front Office or during St. Martin's celebration.

Looking for After School Activity Instructors

Our winter session of after school activities wil
l be starting soon! If you would like to offer an activity please fill out the attached form and email it to lkalish@tcgis.org or hand it in at the office no later than November 29. Session two of After School Activities will be starting the week of January 7. If you have any questions about teaching a class, please email Lauren Kalish at  lkalish@tcgis.org.
Soccer Season at TCGIS

The soccer season of the 5th/6th grade team ended last Wednesday. The team remained unbeaten over the course of the season. The school can be proud of the players' effort and sportsmanship. Thank you for the support to all the parents, friends, and teachers that supported the team during the games. May the next season be just as fun and successful.
Sport frei,
Kevin Eberhard

Halloween Dance Video

We had such a fun Halloween at TCGIS this year! If you were unable to come watch the Halloween dance, or just want to relive the excitement from that day, click here to see our entire student body and staff getting their groove on!
Congrats to our Mausmünzen Winners!

Congratulations to this week's Mausmünzen winners! This week we said gratuliere to Irene Krantz (4b), Szofia England (6b), Alice Auerbach (2a), Rachel Mercer (Kb), and Mathias Kreuziger (7a).  

PTO Announcements
TONIGHT! Our next PTO Meeting will be on Thursday, November 15th at TCGIS 6:30pm. We are excited to have Mike Mullins joining us to discuss and answer questions regarding testing and assessments. 

Kindergarten Families: (Note date change) November 29 / Intern Breakfast: Hosted by the Kindergarten families. 

Save the Date! Monday November 26th. Pick up your plant orders and strudel at school from 3-6pm. 

We need you!
Here are spots we currently need filling:

1. Help with Plant order & Strudel pickup on Monday November 26th, 3-6pm at school.
2. Our Maskenball committee is still looking for dedicated people with event planning experience!
3. Own a business or organization? Be a Maskenball sponsor!
GAI Announcements
JOIN US FOR THE LAST KAFFEESTUBE THIS FALL! Saturday, 8:30 AM - 11 AM; $12 adults / $7 children  
Enjoy our european breakfast buffet with rolls & bread, cheeses, cold cuts, eggs, Nutella and more;  Saturday, 8:30 AM - 11 AM; $12 adults / $7 children

HOLIDAY OPEN HAUS - December 1 & 2, 11AM - 4 PM; FREE and open to the public
Get in the holiday spirit with our annual Holiday Tradition! This two-day event features authentic food and drink, local vendors, and entertainment for the entire family